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SPECIES Hydropotes inermis

Author:Swinhoe, 1870.
Citation:Athenaeum, 2208: 264.
Common Name:Chinese Water Deer
Type Locality:Syntypes purchased in Shanghai market, but based on the place where Swinhoe saw the species in the wild, type locality restricted to China, Kiangsu, Chingkiang, Yangtze River, Deer Isl (Ellerman and Morrison-Scott, 1951:354).
Distribution:China (formerly from Liaoning to Guangxi including the lower Yangtze Basin) and Korea; introduced in England and France.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (nt) as H. i. inermis, Data Deficient as H. i. argyropus.
Comments:Original description usually given as Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1870:89 [publ. June, 1870], but McAllan and Bruce (1989) showed that publication in the Athenaeum was earlier (19 Feb. 1870).
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